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Oct 7, 2012 2:30pm EDT
. attorney steven taylor who says they say they want to help but universities won't admit it. both guests have actually filed briefs on this fisher-u.t. case. mr. taylor, you first. what will be ms. fisher's arguments since she was on the 10% requirement that would have granted her admission based on her accomplishments. >> her argument is university of texas are violating principles the supreme court laid down in its last affirmative cases in 2003. in particular, universities said they could use race but they could not engage in racial balancing which means they could not seek proportional representation of the population. university of texas overtly does that. the court said you have to phase out racial preferences within 25 years. nine of those years are gone, and it's quite clear, in part because of the slowness of working towards racial proportionality and what they call critical mass of every minority in every classroom, it's quite clear that the university of texas is on a trajectory that would extend racial preferences for many, many decades, and that clearly violates the g
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Oct 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
more questions about who knew what and when. the attack on 9/11 killed chris stevens and three other americans. the emails were sent to the fbi, the white house, other government agencies. one of them was sent while this attack was still underway. our reporter ellise is joining us live. talk a little about these emails, what they reveal. one of them including the claim of responsibility of the attack by an islamist group. >> that's right, suzanne. these are really the first communication we've seen from the u.s. embassy in tripoli. as they were reporting it real-time. now, the first e-mail was from about 4:00 p.m. eastern time which would be 10:00 p.m. in libya, and the subject is u.s. mission in benghazi under attack. the embassy in tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots, explosions have been heard as well. ambassador stevens, who was currently in benghazi and four other mission personnel are in the compound safe haven. now, a half hour later the embassy updates and says that the firing has stopped and the compound has been cleared and that a response team i
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
chris stevens slept. part of a small suite also meant to be a makeshift safe room. here on the floor between the bed and the chair is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located hours after the attack first began. separated by smoke from his security detail. the u.s. initially said the assault was the result of a demonstration turned violent. >> putting together the best information that we have available to us today. our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted, of course, by the video. >> reporter: that was not the case. the state department is now saying that there was nothing unusual prior to the attack. at 8:30 p.m., everything was calm. and just over an hour later, armed men launched their assault. libyan officials say they warned the americans on many occasions about the growing threat from extremists. the compound had a
CNN
Oct 16, 2012 11:00am PDT
steven among women that is in 12 swing states. dana, we have seen the president running far ahead of mitt romney among female voters. in fact, different picture here, look at the nationwide polls and obama is still leading romney among women by seven points or more. what accounts for this jump toward romney among women in the 12 swing states, any clue? >> it is hard to answer that without getting what they say -- they call in the business cross tax, the inside numbers in gallup polls to be able to know why the women who said that they are more supportive of mitt romney said that, whether it is his economic positions, whether it was his performance on the debate or something else. but what i can tell you is that other polls also talking about -- or talking to voters in swing states are, you know, less favorable to mitt romney and still is a pretty big gender gap, even in swing states, in the washington post poll and the politico, george washington university poll. but it is important to point this out because gallup is -- didn't just start polling yesterday. they are reputable polling
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the story. four americans killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer shawn smith and security officers glen doherty and ty woods. the chair of the government committee that initiated this hearing opened up by saying the state department was, quote, coming clean as it released new details just last night. those details include officials saying that attack at the consulate in benghazi was impossible to defend. and today, a regional security officer testified the assault was something the united states had never seen before at a diplomatic outpost. >> i had not seen an attack of such ferocity and intensity previously in libya. nor in my time with the diplomatic security service. i'm concerned that this attack signals a new security reality, just as the 1983 beirut marine barracks bombings did for the marines, the 1998 east africa embassy bombings did for the state department, and 9/11 did for our entire country. however, we must remember that it is critical that we balance our risk mitigation efforts with the needs of our diplomats to do their jobs. the answer cannot
CNN
Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
of ambassador chris stevens said, quote, it would really be abhor rent to make this isn't a campaign issue before the investigation into the attack is complete, end quote. this comes after the mother of glen dougherty, the ex-navy s.e.a.l. killed in benghazi asked hit romney to stop mentions her son on the campaign trail. it all spilled over into a bitter exchange between obama and romney campaign advisers. >> there are inconsistencies here. what we're saying is that, you know, as americans, we deserve to know what really happened going into this attack and what did the administration to after. because we want to learn from them, obviously. we want to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> we don't need wingtip cowboys. we don't need shoot from the hip diplomacy. when mitt romney first responded to what was going on in libya his own party called him out for insensitivity. he's done nothing but politicize this issue when what we need to do is find out what happened, and do that as americans, not as democrats and republicans. >> you could argue both sides are doing their very best to
CNN
Oct 19, 2012 8:00am PDT
., possibly while ambassador stevens lay dying inside. we have no word if he's been charged or is even in custody but he sure looks proud. then there's this guy holding up the peace sign, many on the scene photographed by cell phone. this is the scene of a crime. these are pictures at the scene of a crime. the u.s. mission still on fire while this is going on. where are these men? have they been questioned? are they in custody? do we know anything about them? who was their leader? one person who may know something about this is the reporter who was breaking this story, david kirkpatrick, he sat down with the suspected ring leader having the frappe. he joins us over the phone from benghazi, libya. i was just sastounded by your report. does the suspect admit he had anything to do with the murders and the attacks? >> reporter: no, he said he was on the scene and arrived after the shooting had begun and was basically trying to break up a traffic jam. he said he had nothing to do with any acts of aggression that night. he's only suspected of being one of the ring leaders, not a mastermind of t
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
of the united states, special olympian john stevens wrote a heartfelt, open letter explaining just why that word should not be an insult. here is what he had to say. >> dear ann coulter, come on, miss coulter, you aren't dumb and you aren't shallow, so why are you constantly using a word like the r word as an insult? i am a 30-year-old man with down syndrome who has struggled with the public's perception that my disability means i am dumb and shallow. i am not either of those things. i do process information a little more slowly than the rest of you. >> you can hear more from that special olympics athlete, live on piers morgan tonight, 9:00 pm eastern. >>> the bunt that stayed fair. more giant luck? great execution? or are the tigers cursed? ncer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great ide
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am PDT
leading up to the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. for example, stevens, they say, took regular early morning jogs around tripoli with members of the security detail, but according to their sources, a pro-gadhafi facebook page trumpheted those runs, posting a threat against the ambassador along with a stock photo of him. stevens stopped running for about a week. then resumed. >> all indications are the ambassador was not reckless, and he took the advice always of his security forces, including sometimes when they said that meetings needed to be canceled, so i think that this is a failure of intelligence, a failure of security, and a failure of judgment, but not of the now diocesed ambassador. >> there were other security braechz, according to the committee and a sale that blew a hole in the security perimeter at the north gate of the benghazi mission. two rocket propelled grenade rounds were fired at the benghazi office of the red cross. and the convoy carrying the british ambassador was attacked by a militant with a grenade. the letter from the
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 4:00am EDT
% last year. they fired judges. this is what they want. in fact, steven tyler, one of them who got let go, today called this bull, said this is like professional wrestling. let be honest, as americanth the idea of someone just singing, seen it, done that, bored with it. we like this fighting. you're bringing "the real housewives" to "american idol." they're going to fight. that's what it's about. i think it's to get press, get people to watch the show again, watch the ratings jump. >> i can't do the talent shows. you know how much i love howard stern. i can't even watch that other show. >> "america's got talent." >> i can't. it's boring. but this is definitely interesting. >> that's what this is about. >> let's move on. out of new york city, illusionist david blaine puts on a mesh suit, electricity coarsing around him, three days, no sleep, no food. are you amazed by this stunt? >> amazed? >> under the pavement, the cement, remember that? >> i'm not amazed by this at all. staying awake three days? i have friends who stay awake five days at a time. >> starbucks. >> people who don't eat
CNN
Oct 22, 2012 1:00am PDT
but it didn't end there. >> the suspect, steven anderson, who we have identified, goes through his pockets and takes the $40 that mr. perry had, and then kicks him a second time, and then as he's done, another individual who we'd like to identify also comes up and kicks mr. perry one more time in the face. >> perry has a cut lip and several broken bones in his face. >>> the university of mississippi, you know it as ole miss, well, the school just made history. 50 years after immigrating, it's elected its first african-american homecoming queen. >>> first, collect as many credit cards as you can. compete with your friends to buy possessions you can't afford. and don't bother saving for retirement. it's a long way off. these are all things ben stein says you should do if you want to ruin your financial life. christine romans sits down with him in this week's "mastering your money." >> ben stein is a well-known economist. he was a speechwriter for president nixon and, oh, yeah, this. >> bueller. bueller. bueller. >> now ben stein is advising all of us to slack off a little like ferris
CNN
Oct 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
stevens. republican senator saxby chambliss says the man is being held in tunisia. sources tell cnn the suspect is connected to extremist groups in north africa. cnn has learned that the u.s. first became aware of this man when he posted details of the attack on social media while it was happening. and we're now getting new insight into just how quickly the state department knew about the sophistication of the assault. intelligence correspondent susan kelly has that part of the story. >> i've said it and i'll say it one more time, no one wants to find out what happened more than i do. >> reporter: secretary hillary clinton came out firing today, after e-mails obtained by cnn made clear that shortly after the attack began, the state department notified officials from the white house, the top intelligence agency, pentagon and fbi that an attack was under way and that ambassador stevens was in the compound. just two hours later another e-mail indicated the libyan extremist group ansar al sharia was claiming responsibility for the attack on social media websites. >> what you saw in the
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 11:00am PDT
motorola team. so too was steven swart. steven swart says that in 1995, when phil anderson had left the team, the riders complained that the european opponents were doping. >> did you talk with lance armstrong about the need to start using epo to be competitive? >> we had -- we had a discussion about it, yeah. >> what did mr. armstrong say? >> he said if we're going to the tour, we've got to -- we've got to perform. we need the results. >> what did that mean? >> i think you didn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure it, you know? if we were going to be competitive, there was only one road to take. >> was there a discussion about doping in any way with mr. swart? >> the only aspect that is true is that he was on the team. beyond that, not true. >> you don't want to miss cnn's special documentary. it's called "the world according to lance armstrong." set the dvr, 9:00 eastern tomorrow night here on cnn. >>> if you were not watching last night, you missed a moment that has everyone talking today. one of mitt romney's top advisers suggests that clone powell endorsed barack obama bau
CNN
Oct 25, 2012 11:00am PDT
do it. >> reporter: robert stevens is an independent and obama 2008 supporter. >> and it was something different for the country, something that hadn't happened before. electing a black president. i was caught up in that a little bit. i think he is a disappointment. >> you're not sold on the alternati alternative? >> absolutely not. at this point, i don't know who i'm going to vote for. >> reporter: in a place long for historic battlefields but a newcomer to the world of presidential battlegrounds. >> john king, thank you for that. >>> another state, can you guess? no republican has ever won a presidential election without winning ohio. we'll break down specific areas these campaigns are now targeting and what it is that can really make the difference. [ male announcer ] humana and walmart have teamed up to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-80
CNN
Oct 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
died in that attack, including the u.s. ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. here's the latest. cnn has obtained government e-mails showing that just two hours -- just two hours after the attack, both the fbi and the statdepartmentere told that ane llamaist group was taking credit. here is one of those e-mails. embassy tripol ireports the group claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter and has called for an attack on embassy tripoli. the chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> this is clearly a place where they had wanted to have some terrorist success on the compound. what you saw in e-mails in that real time was a real description. if you notice, there was no talk of demonstrations or other things. it was clearly very early identified with a terrorist affiliate. >> zain verjee covers the state department for us. she joins us now from london. first question, how accurate is intelligence moments after an attack like this, in spite of those e-mails? >> intelligence experts will tell you, carol, in an event like that, of an attack or any kind of disaster situation,
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
, unemployment rate dropping below 8% to 7.8%. let's talk to steven moore, economics adviser for "the wall street journal." he he joins us now. good morning, steven. >> good morning. >> is this great news, good news, not so much news? what is this? >> probably doing a little jig over at the white house right now. there's certainly good news for the white house, coming off a bad debate. these are pretty good numbers. the fact that for the first time in over 40 months we now have an unemployment rate less than 8%. one interesting thing about these numbers that people might be a little confused about, officially the economy gained about 115,000, 120,000 jobs, which is so-so. you look at this other survey that we do of households and that found a gigantic gain in jobs something like 750,000 or 800,000. as economists, we're trying to figure out why the big discrepancy in these two numbers. the reason we call it the headline number, the unemployment rate, that will be the headline tomorrow, unemployment less than 8%. >> i have to ask you this. jack welch, conservative guy, came out and said unbe
CNN
Oct 16, 2012 8:00am PDT
politicization of this. ambassador stevens' father, thought his death was being politicized and democrats are calling it a witch hunt. and i think what the secretary wanted to do, not only take the heat off the white house as president obama goes into this debate, but also to kind of refocus people and say, listen, you definitely need to find out what happened here. but we also need to make sure that it never happens again and that's where she is focused right now. i asked her about the kind of changing story that the white house had initially talking about spontaneous protests that led to this attack and changed the story, as you know. let's take a listen to what she said to me about intelligence and how that's being politicized. >> everyone who spoke -- >> bad intelligence. >> well, everyone who spoke tried to give the information that they had. as time has gone on, the information has changed, we've gotten more detail. but that's not surprising. that always happens. and what i want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game going on. >> and, again, what she is saying, ashl
CNN
Oct 24, 2012 11:00am EDT
stevens, who is currently in benghazi and four c.o.m. personnel are in the compound safe haven. but a second e-mail saying the firing of the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi has been stopped and the compound has been cleared, end quote. the last e-mail came about an hour later. and this is key. subject line reads, "update to. ans ansar al sharia claims responsibilities for the attack. embassy tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on faib and twitter and called for an attack on embassy tripoli. that group has ties to al qaeda and this morning two white house officials told cnn, the e-mails came from the state department o.p. center sharing public knowledge about the claim that was made on facebook. they say the white house has had other information along with that public knowledge that conflicted with those reports. and one source says, quote, there are always multiple and conflicting reports in the initial hours of an attack. that's why you have an investigation. but clearly it could be troublesome for the president as he continues to campaign. i want to take us back t
CNN
Oct 20, 2012 2:00pm EDT
to go down to seven officers in august. christopher stevens was one of four to die september 11th in a terrorist attack against the consulate in benghazi. stevens wrote in one cable about, quote, a security vacuum. the cable was part of 160 pages of documents the chair mment of the house oversight committee made public. state department officials have told cnn previously they consider the attack unprecedented, even impossible to defend, and insiders said they detected no evidence of the fact it was planned or ordered by al qaeda. the pakistani teen who was shot point blank for her outspokenness on education has send the world a message from her hospital bed. thank you. she extends her gratitude to well wishers and doctors and nurses now treating her in england. much of the world has cheered on that 15-year-old who has been able to stand and write coherent sentences after the bullet grazed her brain. the taliban said they plan on going after the girl again. >>> lance armstrong was defied in his first public appearance after a report accusing him of running the most sophisticated do
CNN
Oct 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
steven. steven says that in 1995, when phil anderson had left the team, the riders complained that their european opponents were doping. >> did you talk with lance armstrong about the need to start using epo to be competitive? >> we had -- we had a discussion about it, yeah. >> what did mr. armstrong say? >> he did say, if we're going to do the tour, we've got to -- we've got to perform. we need the results. >> what did that mean? >> i think he -- you don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out, you know. if we're going to be competitive, there was only one road to take. >> was there a discussion about doping in any way with mr mr. schar. >> the only aspect that is true is he was on the team. beyond that, not true. >> tune in tonight for an in depth look of the fall of the world's best known cyclist. the world according to lance armstrong. >> and you can't always see the scars that military veterans bear. that's where these four legged friends step in, how they're helping veterans feel normal again. [ ross ] the streets of monaco, home of the legendary grand prix circuit.
CNN
Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
stop what she called political gotcha. aambassador stevens' father said in the past week he thought his son's death was being politicized. in addition to take tri-ing to take the heat off the white house in this election period, i think she's trying to refocus the nation that four brave americans died and, yes, it's important to find out what the breakdown in security or intelligence was, but also to just -- really just make sure that this doesn't happen again. and she says she's going to stay out of politics and be focused on making sure that u.s. diplomatic posts get the security and resources that they need. carol? >> elise, the timing to some is suspect. i mean, hillary clinton throws herself under the bus for the obama administration on the eve of this big presidential debate. what did she have to say about that? >> reporter: well, i mean, in fact, it was the white house, i wouldcy, this kind of threw the state department under the bus over the past week. vice president biden during the debate said we didn't know about those security requests and the white house started calling aro
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am PDT
, chris stevens. the fbi says inadequate security prevented them from starting their investigation in benghazi before now. [ chanting ] >> angry, frustrated people feeling powerless to stop the civil war in syria. this is hama. this is where opposition groups say more shells landed today. >> after 19 months in fighting in syria they estimate that 19,000 people have been killed. opposition groups put that number much, much higher. more than a million people, half of them children, they're refugees. they're even too afraid to go home. there's also another victim in the civil war too. we're talking about the country's rich, important ancient history. this. >> some of the greatest landmarks in ruins. now after 19 months of fighting and civil war the global heritage fund says many historical treasures are being destroyed. the ancient villages of northern syria were named the unesco heritage site in 2011. the region is home to monasteries, ancient churches b. many of those ancient ruins were knocked over as seen in this amateur video. possibly used as roadblocks in the fighting. >> and syri
CNN
Oct 11, 2012 2:00pm EDT
weres killed. u.s. ambassador chris stevens, sean smith and two u.s. security officers. a government oversight committee grilled state department officials and diplomatic security officers for close to four hours yesterday. i want to go the deputy manager of the obama campaign, stephanie cutter, she is live there at the debate site in kentucky. stephanie, welcome back. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> no doubt this has absolutely turned in to a political circus, whatever political aisle you're looking at. but how do you explain the mixed messages coming from the administration? >> well, look. you know, the administration has been open and honest from day one about the mbenbenghazi atta. as more information has become available, they've made that information available to the american people and to members of congress. but, you know, when a crisis occurs, when an attack occurs, that information is gathered and over time it's more clear what happened. and i think that's the case here. and, you know, we're here in kentucky at the site of the vice presidential debate and we're anxi
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
chris stevens. stay right there. we'll be back at the top of the hour for a full analysis of each man's performance and what happens from here. but now, let me take you back to that debate. >> i think we have another clear difference between the two of you. now let's move to health care, where i know there is a clear difference. and that has to do with the affordable care act, obama care. and it's a two-minute new segment. and that means two minutes each, and you go first, governor romney. you want it repealed. you want the affordable care act repealed. why? >> i sure do. well, in part, it comes again from my experience. i was in new hampshire. a woman came to me and she said, look, i can't afford insurance for myself or my son. i met a couple in appleton, wisconsin, and they said we're thinking of dropping our insurance. we can't afford it. and the number of small businesses that are dropping their insurance because they can't afford it. the cost of health care is just prohibitive and we've got to deal with cost. and unfortunately when you look at obama care, the congressional bu
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Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, brooke. >> with the assassination of chris stevens, u.s. ambassador, looks like that could be an issue in the election. should mitt romney make it one? >> that's the question, brooke. as you know politico's done some great reporting as there's real tension in the romney camp as to capitalize on the issue or just stay on the economy. it's the economy, stupid. but obviously the attack in libya has become a hugely politicized issue. you can see it from both sides. today the chairman of the house oversight committee came out with a letter saying that the united states government had denied repeated requests for more security at the consulate in benghazi and listing 13 incidents that had happened over the past six months that he thinks were warning signs that were ignored. so he's going ahead with that. and he's going to bring congress back to have hearings next week on this issue. no question this has become a political issue and in terms of hearings, coming at a very bad time for president obama and the democrats. >> something to look for possibly if not tomorrow night in denver in
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Oct 13, 2012 2:00pm EDT
with their quality systems. >> steven is an expert on compounding drugs and the manufacture of them at the university of maryland school of pharmacy. she says compounding pharmacies are traditionally supposed to work with doctors to make specific drugs for individual patients, but some compounding facilities like necc crossed over. >> you could obviously see when they're doing tens of thousands of units, they have crossed over from an individual prescription, an individual pharmacist and patient, to manufacturing, where they're distributing that widely to all of these different states. >> at that point, he said those facilities are supposed to be regulated by the fda. but necc never got federal approval to manufacture those drugs. that provoked some important questions. after william koch's death, couldn't regulators have stepped in, investigated necc and shut it down, add least temporarily? if they had done that, could the deaths in the current meningitis outbreak, including at least one here in maryland have been prevented? the fda doesn't have jurisdiction over compounding pharmacie
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Oct 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
. ambassador chris stevens and three others. listen to what eric nordstrom told the oversight committee. >> i was criticized and somehow it was my responsibility to come up with a plan on the ground and not the responsibility for ds. i raised that specific point in a meeting with the ds director in march, that 60 days, there was no plan and it was hope that everything would get better. >> let's go now to foreign affairs reporter elise labott. this was quite a heated hearing. >> it was. basically there was so much political grandstanding, don, it was really hard to get at what was really important that eric nordstrom and lieutenant colonel andy wood, the top security support team official saying, listen, we kept talking to the state department, asking them for resources and we got the feeling that until there was an attack, we weren't going to get any resources. eric nordstrom, finishing that quote you just put up there saying, look, how thin does the ice have to be before someone falls through? a lot of charges yesterday. but a lot of interesting information coming out. >> i'm sure the
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Oct 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
four americans were killed in libya, u.s. ambassador chris stevens, foreign service officer shawn smith and former navy s.e.a.l.s glen woods and brian doherty. no one is forgetting about the sacrifice they made. >> you can imagine how i felt when i found out that he was one of the two former navy s.e.a.l.s killed in benghazi on september 11th and it touched me, obviously, as i recognize this young man that i thought was so impressive, had lost his life in the service of his fellow men and women. he -- according to the reports on cnn international that i read, he was actually in a different building, in an annex, a safe place somewhere else across town when he and his colleagues there heard that the consulate was under attack. and they went there. >> mitt romney getting emotional there in iowa today. tomorrow there will be a hearing on capitol hill to look into, quote, the security failures that preceded the attack, end quote, from the oversight government reform committee's website. as the committee is searching for answers, what is known is that it took the obama administration e
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Oct 22, 2012 2:00pm EDT
going on, before we knew ambassador stevens was murdered. you can't play politics with american lives. i think both of them have a little bit of cleanup operation to do tonight on the question of libya. >> that's libya. i do want to talk iran. paul begala, thank you very much. we have much more on iran. that's next. [ male announcer ] this is anna, her long day teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi® card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts. more events. more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with a citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] >>> as president obama and mitt romney get ready to tackle foreign polic
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Oct 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and knocked to the ground. and it didn't end there. >> the suspect, steven anderson, who we've identified, goes through his pockets and takes the $40 that mr. perry had, and then kicks him a second time and then as he's done, another individual who we'd like to identify also comes up and kicks mr. perry one more time in the face. >> perry has a cut lip, several broken bones in his face. disgusting. >>> each week we're shining a spotlight on the top ten cnn heroes of 2012 as you vote for the one who inspires you the most at cnn.com/heroes. this week the honoree is a single mother from haiti who became the target of sexual violence but turned her personal trauma into a fight for justice. >> translator: two years after the earthquake, the situation is still the same. the people are still under the tents. they don't have electricity. there is no security where they sleep. they are getting raped. in haiti things are very difficult. before the earthquake, there were rapes happening. now i can say it is total disorder. adults are not spared. mothers are not spared. even babies are not
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Oct 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
stevens was worried deeply about security in benghazi is just hours before his death. the cable was sent shortly before the attack on the consulate left him and three other americans were dead. it was released friday by the oversight committee. others say the gop is playing politics with this issue. >>> and on the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, 223 cases, including joint infections and 23 deaths are now tied to the outbreak. this week, the fda linked a company involved. most patients got sick from tainted injections, given for back pain. >>> and bringing back memories of sniper attacks in washington, 15 shooters targeting motorists have happened in two days, in suburban detroit leaving many on edge. so far nobody has been hurt but there have been close calls. investigators from three counties have been taking part in the investigation. no arrests were made. >>> and police search for a gunman who opened fire on a family for setting fire to a nearby house. a man and his son died in the house. >>> police are searching for a 55-year-old black male who was last seen wearing a dark ha
CNN
Oct 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
didn't believe he could do it and he has proven that he couldn't do it. >> reporter: robert stevens is an independent and obama 2008 supporter. >> it was something different for the country, something that hadn't happened before, electsing a black president. i got caught up in that a little bit. but i think he's a disappointment. >> reporter: you don't like what you got but you're not sold on the alternate? >> absolutely not. i don't know who i'm going to vote for. >> reporter: living in a battleground there's no escaping the ads or the get out the vote. >> i want to hang up the phone. i want to make my own independent decision. i don't want anybody shoving stuff down my throat. i thought i would have been there by now but i'm not but i will be by election day. >> reporter: tense final days in a place long known for its historic battle fields but a newcomer for the world of presidential battle grounds. >>> the key is turnout. both campaigns knowing it's a tossup state say they know what this takes to win. here's why the republicans say they're confident. they have 1 million dor knocks,
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm EDT
christopher stevens spent his final moments. s to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule. >>> just a quick warning here, before we show you and tell you this next story, some of the images you're about to see are tough to look at, if you have little kids in the room, might be a good time to get them to turn away. a brutal attack that killed 25 people at this nigerian unive
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